News Production & Post

BFM TV deploys Dalet

22 September 2010
BFM TV deploys Dalet

BFM TV, part of the NextRadio TV Group, has deployed the latest version of Dalet Enterprise Edition, enabling end-to-end production and improving efficiencies at the 24/7 news channel.

The upgrade at the Paris broadcast centre now gives BFM TV a streamlined workflow and fully integrated digital infrastructure that includes centralised ingest, a complete TV newsroom computer system with desktop editing and story-centric production, broadcast playout and automated multiplatform distribution.

BFM TV has relied on Dalet’s advanced technology for news production and playout since 2005, and the latest Dalet upgrade powers BFM TV’s new, 16:9 video workflow while adding functional capabilities such as enhanced video effects and "CG on the timeline" for desktop production of broadcast graphics. This latest version enhances "story-centric" content organization, adding greater efficiency to the operation. More than 110 BFM TV journalists use Dalet on their desktops to prepare scripts, preview and edit video, add voiceovers and graphical elements and queue news packages directly to rundowns for approval and playout, which is controlled by Dalet’s OnAir player.

"As Dalet technology advances, so does BFM TV. We have an excellent partnership. The centralized ingest and new feature enhancements give us a competitive edge. Our journalists are working with the most complete and versatile digital system available," said Philippe Espinet, Director of Technical Service, NextRadio TV Group. "The Dalet Professional Services team has really understood our goals and worked with us to maximize the new capabilities and further improve our workflow. The ‘story-centric’ organization connects all the multimedia aspects of any story, giving us real depth and dimension and making it much easier to leverage our content to new platforms. The upgrade was incredibly smooth, and all these improvements increase our productivity."

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